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9.00am Welcome
Vice-Chancellor, Lincoln University
Session Chair: Prof Jon Hickford
9.05am Keynote: Dr John Roche, 
Chief Science Advisor, Ministry for Primary Industries
Where is New Zealand agriculture currently? How good are we on a global scale and what is the Ministry’s interest in the future direction of our industry?
9.30am Prof Richard McDowell, Lincoln University / AgResearch
What are the best pathways to build science-based evidence for New Zealand’s brand?
Maury Leyland, Taiao Steering Group, Okuora Farms, Leaft Foods
Taiao Ora Tangata Ora – Fit for a Better World. An aspirational goal for New Zealand agriculture and horticulture
10.20am Morning Tea
Session Chair: Dr Jeanne Jacobs
10.45am Dr Alison Stewart, CEO, Foundation for Arable Research
A future direction for arable production in New Zealand
11.10am Dr Andre Mazzetto, 
Scientist, AgResearch
Management of resource use and environmental impacts of pastoral farming systems – weaknesses in New Zealand’s footprint
11.35am Mike Manning, General Manager Innovation & Strategy, Ravensdown
A future direction for pastoral production in New Zealand
12 noon Prof Julian Heyes, Food and Advanced Technology, Massey University
A future for New Zealand vegetable and horticultural crops
12.30pm Lunch
Session Chair: Dr Melanie Davidson
1.30pm Dr Gwen Grelet, 
Senior Researcher, Landcare Research
Regenerative Agriculture in Aotearoa
1.55pm David Birkett, Canterbury Farmer
What are some brand attributes a farmer thinks New Zealand should be promoting?
2.25pm Assoc Prof Amanda Black, Bio-Protection Research Centre
What are brand attributes that Maori wish to promote for New Zealand agriculture?
2.55pm Dist. Prof Caroline Saunders, Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit, Lincoln University
A global perspective on New Zealand’s agricultural and horticultural brand.
3.10pm Panel Discussion. Chair: Dr Robyn Dynes, Science Impact Leader, AgResearch
4.00pm Close